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The Magna Carta: What It Means Today
Video Contest

Sponsored by The West Virginia State Bar

Congratulations to our winners listed below! The contest, which was open to West Virginia students in grades 6 through 12, gave participants the chance to create a video about "The Magna Carta: What It Means Today." Judging was broken into high school and middle school levels. First place winners received $500 and second place finishers received $250. The creators of the first place videos also were invited to attend The West Virginia State Bar's annual meeting on April 3 at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Videos were judged based on originality, creativity, adherence to the theme and overall quality.

All winning videos can be seen by visiting the West Virginia Department of Education's YouTube channel at

2016 Winners

High School

First place: John, Jefferson, Justice, and Elroy by Jill Goben
Grade 12, Washington High School, Jefferson County

Second place: Magna Carta 2016 by Lhasa Peak
Grade 9, Berkeley Springs, Morgan County

Middle School

First place: Magna Carta by Mychal Boggs
Grade 7, Ravenswood Middle School, Jackson County

Second place: Who's Schooling Whom? by Asa Hammer
6th grade, Shepherdstown Middle School, Jefferson County